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Critical Writing Program: Reinventing Africa: Research Tools

Background Resources

These resources provide contextual information.

Using Citations to Find Resources

You may already have citations of relevance to the text on which you are working. These resources will help you find an online or print version of the cited work.

Scholarly Databases

These databases will help you find scholarly articles about your topic.

HINT! Try to search by building sets of synonyms linked together with "OR" (between synonyms) and "AND" (between sets of synonyms).

  • ("south africa" OR boer* OR afrikaan*) AND (museum* OR monument*)
  • (opinion OR depict* OR represent* OR image*)

Most of the databases will display a PennText link for quick access to fulltext.

Getting Physical Books

First, use Franklin to identify the book's library and call number.

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Penn Online Research Tutorial

Online guide to working with topics, finding information, and more.